Yes / No / Maybe ?
Have you seen Shekinah (Presence of God) ?
God is a Spirit, Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God. God is not our puppet, angels are mesengers and one day soon we shall behold him. I can hardly wait.
I can wait there's still living to do and things to accomplish or is life merely meant to be an exercise in waiting to die?
So is that a yes, no, maybe?
Puppet?...for sure He is NOT.
Apparently he's not much good at writing hubs
No because we lock those people up and call them insane.
God is never meant to be seen or proved. No one will ever see or hear "god" without being insane.
Weird how that works, huh? haha
Yes in fact man becomes the Light or god , his inner self.
Its called enlightenment, samadhi,satori ,fanna in different parts of the world, many humans have from every part of this planet.Many poets and philosopher have talked about this in their writing.
I have had this experience in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
"In the middle of the ocean, in nowhere,
You showed me your presence everywhere.
Absolute delight and utter confusion,
From the moment of our fusion.
You are made of such fine light, love tissue,
No beginning , no end and ageless issue."
I was an atheist so it was big shock for me and took me years to come to terms with it.
There was no one I could talk to about this without being called mad.
we ... humans, are yet to 'behold' Creation ... we are yet to see, the physical Universe ... If ... we are past that stage ... and it will take an eternity ... it might then make sense, to ask this Question ... to The Creator.
The Truth is, all of us humans, will behold Him ... on the Judgment Day.
How about Jesus ?
How about The Shekinah Presence ?
I was curious of how sure you are that No man has ever seen God and why you say that. I know that there are 6 (5 in the NT) verses that say that No man has seen Him but there are 28 verses that say that there have been sightings and this is within the 66 books of the Bible, not the apocrapha or Dead Sea Scrolls or books about the Bible, that say that He has appeared.
I also wondered that if we have to take those 6 verses to limit the supreme most awesome power of God, do we then have the right to assume that God would appear, instead to women. I am happy to know that God is not limited to what I (a mere human!) can come up with and I find your lack of faith disturbing but then maybe we have 2 different gods.
Furthermore, I have found that I can completely change the meaning of a sentence by adding might, may, perhaps, never, definitely, always and sometimes and if. I don't want to be trapped with modifiers that are too concrete with this one and am willing to say, "God can do anything He feels like doing with His planet, universe and creature creations. It's not up to me to limit Him in any way"
Yes, if Jesus were around today he would have been labeled insane.
I am not meaning for this to sound bitter or angry, so if that's is what you are taking away from it, try reading it again after a cup of coffee and a prayer for an open-minded conversation. I LOVE coffee!
This is a loaded question that can be argued from both prospectives with all truth.
No one has ever, nor probably will ever see the face of God yet we see him in all that is around us.
Well if scripture is correct then every time I look into the mirror I see the image of God. Can God appear to men? I guess, does he though? Not to my knowledge, Will I see his face? I guess I'll find out when I die, may that be many decades from now. As for the argument about to ensue I have no time for it or desire to hear it you all have fun debating the same thread over again.
Seems like only a couple dared to answer the direct question.
We have all seen him,
either giving us a hand up and over, or giving us a kick in the rear ( out of the way of an on coming buss that we "never" did see).
Yea we have all seen him; did we recognize him is the question.
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
Ex 33:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
De 5:4 The LORD talked with you [Moses] face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,
And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,
There is also a verse in the bible that states that no man can see God’s face and live. The writer probably never read these above verses.
Great verses, and the one they saw was the Image of the invisible God and that One is Messiah.
There is a difference between the Spirit of God and the visible Image in the person of Messiah.
He said, if you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.
Abraham saw Him too, many have.
Some have seen His Shekinah Glory Present as well.
You would not know as you have not seen Him, and that is okay, not all do.
don't remember where I read it either, about... no one can see the face of GOD and live(but I did read it). I think both versions can be correct.
Doesn't have to be either or.
translation may be a culprit in this instance
Two neighbors can settle their differences face to face, through a curtain or picket fence ??????
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Jesus wasn't showing favoritism when he reached over and picked an ear of corn and did eat.
Does government show favoritism when they send me a bill for more taxes? Are you showing favoritism to one of your children when you pick one of them up and hug him/her.
Am I showing favoritism when I pick an apple off a tree. I get the one I can reach if it is ripe.
God said of Israel "they are the apple of My eye."
Yes, the government taxes the rich less than the poor, so they are showing favoritism to tax the poor less.
Your other questions are irrelevant.
Getting off topic here it seems.
God does show favor towards people and it says so in the scriptures.
Mary, the mother of Jesus was one among many.
Now can we stick to the topic.
The essence of God does appear to people that can see.
He walks past those people that refuse to see.
He walks past, nods his head in acknowledgment, says
"I'll see you later".
My Dear Sweet Friends,
Any act of LOVE is an act done by God. God is thyself, as well as ourself. Thus is included in the Royal Commandments; THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF. This is only an extension of Thou shalt LOVE the Lord thy God....
Even so, when someone comest in life who hath entered into "union" with God, with LOVE, then that one shall be the tool of God. That one shall be filled with God/Love unto the extent that it shall be said that God operateth through that being. Thus, God with us, or God upon the Earth in flesh.
This is what Jesus didst. He entered into the "presence of the Creator" and abided therewith. And,in due time that "in the presence" of grew into a communion(more than one) with the Creator. Finally, that communion(more than one) became (Just One)"union", or the Father and Son becoming One. This is the essence of: If ye hath seen me, ye hast seen the Father, and the Father and I art One.
Finally, Jesus also said that no man hath seen the Father, except him who is sent of Him. This is to say that as one entereth into the "presence" then shall God reveal and form that He wouldest take for one to see/view with the eyes. And, believe us when we say, ye shall never forget What is seen.
According to the Bible, God walked around in the Garden with Adam and Eve, he appeared to Abraham, he wrestled with Jacob, and he spoke to Moses and 40 elders face to face. Of course, then the Bible claims no one can ever see God and live, but then that's why it's such a silly book.
I have no statistics but I have spoken to many parents that tell of their children seeing and or talking to some kind of unseen spirits. Children seeing their grandparent minutes after that grandparent died in another city. Children having invisible friends etc. This might be a good subject for a thread. I have had visitations warning me of coming altercations and/or tragic events in my life.Some became avoidable after knowledge of them were made avaliable and some were not.
With out a doubt we do get to see small glimpses of an relatively unknown reality that exists outside of our awareness.
See my new hub. To see the face of Jesus is to see the face of God as the Father & son are as one.
At my hub I have a picture of Jesus & how he appeared to me in the sky when I was boy of 10.
To answer your question.......
I have seen angels....three to be exact and one being Arch Angel Michael. When my BIL pasted away suddening 2 years ago, I began having visions....have I always had them people ask? Perhaps I had, but never realized that was what they were. I was told angels are messengers from God......mine spoke to me, and told me "Remember, we will always be with you"...and with that I have peace.
I've sketched half demon and half angel. I don't know how to balance that character in illustration. I wonder how thing which is balanced looks like
Can God appear to mankind ? Like angels do ? Like Jesus ?
The Creator-God does not appear physically; as all things physical and spiritual are His creation.
Jesus was only Son of Man/woman; and hence like Jonah he could be seen; he was not a god or son of god.
Angles do appear at the command of the Creator-God.
[41:31] As for those who say, ‘Our Lord is Allah,’ and then remain steadfast, the angels descend on them, saying: ‘Fear ye not, nor grieve; and rejoice in the Garden that you were promised.
http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … p;verse=30
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